June 1, 1967 – In UK cinemas: Crawford & Reed are ‘The Jokers’

“The Robbery of the Century…it would be a crime to miss it!”

The_Jokers-1967The Jokers is a comedy film written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and directed by Michael Winner. The film stars Michael Crawford and Oliver Reed as brothers who hatch a plot to steal the Crown Jewels.

Very much of its time – “Swinging London” – the film makes great use of London locations. Included was a short sequence of Jezebel, a 1916 Dennis N-Type fire engine that is still owned and run by the Royal College of Science Union at Imperial College London.

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The film also features Harry Andrews, Daniel Massey, Michael Hordern, Frank Finlay, Warren Mitchell, Peter Graves and Edward Fox.

Watch the opening credits on the ebaytrailers3 YouTube Channel.

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